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Humans, as well as bats, have echolocation skills

Researchers from the University of Southampton (UK) have been investigating how blind and visually impaired people can use echolocation, the navigational sonar used by bats and dolphins, to determine the location of objects. The study appears in the journal Hearing Research. For the study, the researchers worked with sighted and blind human listeners using a […]

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Braille patterns transmitted directly to retina

For the first time scientists have wirelessly streamed Braille patterns directly into a blind patient’s retina, allowing the patient to read words accurately and quickly. The device uses a small camera mounted on a pair of glasses, a portable processor to translate the image from the camera into electrical signals, and a microchip with electrodes […]

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